ODI series: India-Australia to face off in battle for No. 1 spot

To retain its number-one ranking, India has to win two or more matches in the series against Australia. In the event of a 6-1 series win for Australia, it will gain six ratings points to move to top spot on 121 ratings points, while India will drop to second position with 118 ratings points.

updated: October 11, 2013 12:52 IST
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Dubai: India's number one spot in the ICC rankings would be on the line when Mahendra Singh Dhoni's men square off against Australia in a seven-match ODI series starting in Pune on Sunday.

"Australia faces a tough task in unseating India as the number-one ranked side on the Reliance ICC ODI Team Rankings Table, when the top two ranked sides meet in the seven-match ODI series starting in Pune on 13 October," the ICC said in a statement.

India starts the series as the number-one ranked ODI side with 123 ratings points, with Australia in second place on 115 ratings points.

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